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on the stocks coming up. >>> cyber attacks by the chinese military. what they are after here in the u.s.? >>> a possible motive for the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, the shooting rampage, the gunman was trying to top. [ male announcer ] you think you know me. i'm just warm weather and beaches. but i'm so much more. i'm movie sets and studio tours. i'm family, museums, and world-class art. and that's the point. you'll see things here that you never expected. ♪ only be warned: there's so much to take in... it could leave your head spinning. los angeles. endlessly entertaining. plan your getaway at discoverlosangeles.com >>> we're getting some rain picking through. it's picking up. things are beginning to move in. this will give us very low snow levels. possibility of thunderstorms later today. >>> 7:14. new this mornings, al-jazeera is announcing a major -- morning, al-jazeera is announcing a major expansion to become a full-fledged cable u.s. network. we're learning that san francisco will be one of eight cities across the country where al-jazeera america will have bureaus.
attacks on more u.s. companies to a secret unit of chinese military. coming up, china is responding to the accusation. >>> time now 6:07. the commute will be strange, we have a brand-new crash, where is it? >> northbound 880, this crash is on the off ramp of union city, right there, it is underneath the union city sign if you are looking at the map, westbound san mateo dumbarton, if you are driving on 880 you might see that crash and it's a little bit wet, let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, nothing heavy just a couple of drops on our camera and that's all it takes. metering lease went on earlier than they usually do and we have a 10 minute drive time at the plaza. it does look good downtown, 6:08 let's go to steve. >>> well, our system is beginning to move in, another nice e-mail from a friend of mine in venetia, she said oh, my gosh it is so cold i am not getting out of bed and if you think it's cold, wait until later today. we have already had some rain and we also had a winter weather advisory and in mendocino some rain is turning to snow and the bullseye will be the santa cr
the fire on the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the ne
off with golf. the four day conference draws 4,000 people and 400 of them will be staffers of the u.s. postal service. including the postmaster general. documents show the travel, $220,000, and others will cost $2.2 million. the hotels, $300 a night before the government discount. documents show beyond the meetings and golf there will be music, entertainment and a banquet featuring the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> reporter: organizers said it is designed to educate businesses about the services and products that are offered by the u.s. postal service. they earn $73,000 for every dollar they spent to send employees to a similar conference last year. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco's bomb squad shut down
for mobile.com. >>> the hour of cable television announces a network expansion here in the u.s. and we will tell you how network television fits into al jazeer's plans. >>> good morning, northbound 101 san francisco that traffic looks good approaching the 880 split, we will tell you more about the morning commute. . >>> welcome back, al jazeer is announcing to become a full- fledged cable channel here in the u.s. the san francisco current based television, we are now learning san francisco will be one of eight cities where al jazeer america will have headquarters. the focus of al jazeer's programming will be international news. >>> the shooting in the newtown connecticut massacre was trying top a shooting in norway. the gunman saw himself competing with the norway shooter who killed 77 people and they called that speculation. he killed 20 children and 6 adults back in september and a final report is expected on that new this summer. >>> a virus may spread here to the u.s. and know cases of this virus have been reported in the middle east and it was also detected in the united kingdom.
a u.s. weapon caused the fireball. the resulting sonic boom caused $33 million in damage an injured 3300 people. >>> britton's environment says it depends too much on paperwork and officials were warned in 2011 that horse meet was ill liely entering the human chain. it is found in hamburgers and also school meals. they are bracing for automatic spending cuts. kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, workers could lose their job, kyla in. >> reporter: there are 170,000 workers in california and we have been hearing about those automatic government spending cuts and they put it on hold until march 1st and congress is on break all of this week and when they get back, it leaves four days to come up with a plan to keep them from going into effect. more than 2 million workers are waiting to see if they could lose their jobs. >> the republican house has already voted twice to replace the president's second quester with spending cuts, they saw them on real priorities. >> they are working to include both increased tax revenue and spending cuts, if this all goes into effect, i
person sees a u.s. connection. >>> we will tell you what is fueling the spike in gas prices. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us february 18th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, i would like yesterday's weather to stay for a while. >> yes. >> we need rain. >> we do need rain . we will get some tomorrow but not a lot. >> today is that day in between where the low clouds are already pushing inland and temperatures will be on the cool side, here is sal. >>> we will have pretty good traffic today for most commutes and this is a look at 880 southbound, 6:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> 6:01 we are starting with developing news, a deadly chase in san jose. one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while trying to flee from police. alex savage is at the crash scene and you have new video of that crash scene, alex? >> yes, they have taken away that suv, it was a stolen suv, the 20-year-old driver was killed in this crash and he was on the run from san jose police late last night with two teenage passengers in
of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals from africa and south are also being talked about -- south america are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. pr
for cargo ships that sail under the bay bridge. the u.s. coast guard just imposed a new rule that bans large vessels from sailing under the bridge in foggy conditions. the regulation only affects ships that head out to sea. it does not apply to vessels coming in to port. the ban is in response to an accident last month during which a cargo ship sideswiped the bay bridge in foggy conditions. >>> vallejo police say a high- speed chase this morning ended with the suspect's car crashing into a light pole. the chase began in vallejo and ended in martinez at franklin canyon road. investigators say the suspect hit speeds up to 110 miles an hour on eastbound highway 4. officers deployed spike strips to stop the car. they say the driver tried to flee. but officers were able to quickly apprehend him. police say a female passenger suffered minor injuries. no word if she was taken into custody. >>> san francisco police say a suspected car thief is behind bars this noontime, after leading officers on a wild chase during which gunfire erupted. police say last night's chase ended when the suspect caused a
a pair of similar bank robberies today in two cities. first happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning at u.s. bank. the second happened 45 minutes later in santa rosa at a u.s. bank. in both case as man with a goatee handed the teller a note. the suspect matches the description for another robbery two weeks ago at a chase bank. >>> the golden state warriors are revising their proposal for a new arena. in the first one, part of the arena sticks out over the peers which doesn't leave enough room for a cruise ship. now they are including a birth in hopes of gaining backing. >> when the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways is completed it will mean that 4 carriers will control 34ths of the service -- 34ths of the -- 3/4 of the services. ktvu's top v has more. -- tom vacar has more. >> we will be building a future that all of us can, you know, can prosper from. >> it will have something else. >> american will have a monopoly on every route they fly. >> reporter: he says -- >> we are definitely going to be looking at higher fairs. >> i hope they don't go up. >> i think more competitio
afghans working with u.s. troops are responsible for harassing, torturing and even killing civilians. now the president is ordering all out of one strategy province. he says all must be out of the province during two weeks. the scene is a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. >>> president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came after the 81-year-old accepted a new five- year term as president. castro tapped his top lieutenant as first in line for succession. castro also says he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political officers. his brother, former president fidel castro, received a standing ovation today during the meeting. >>> in vietnam, at least ten people were killed after two explosions flattened a movie special effects warehouse and three nearby homes. a pyrotechnician was preparing fire and smoke effects for a local movie when the blast happened. rescue crews say they don't know if there are other victims under the rubble. >>> and in taiwan, a celebration of lanterns to mark the new year holiday. some were traditi
begins at 11:00 this morning at the university where they used to attend. >>> the u.s. state department is now involved in the search for two bay area residents who disappeared in peru. >> it's upsetting. and you know, it's about both of them. >> reporter: they both left the bay area in november for a bike trek through south america. the couple has chronicled their travels through facebook, but the photo is in status update stopped on january 25. last seen just one day later getting into a cab in lima. the sister is hopeful that the couple is okay, but fears that something may have happened to them. >> i hope that she is just having a blast. and they're doing what they went to do, you know? >> reporter: earlier this month they issued a warning to the american tourists about a potential kidnapping threat. the u.s. state department said that they have put out a poster of the missing couple. they have set up a reward fund. >>> john kerry begins his first overseas trip today as secretary of state. he'll visit nine countries in ten days. he'll also tour the middle east with stops in egypt an
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi this past september. today, congress start as ten- day recess. >> i think that during the break, it's sufficient time to get any additional questions answered. i will vote in favor of this on the day we get back. >> reporter: and leon panetta still has to go to work for at least another week. he was set to retire. we'll hear from him when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:15. some members of congress are starting to roll out their plans to avoid automatic budget cuts scheduled for the first of flex month. democrats -- next month. democrats of the house and senate have unveiled plans to close the budget gap. that would include $55 billion in new revenue from the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations. it also cuts more than $27 million from military spending and the same amount from farm subsidies. republicans say they will not act on any budget measures until the senate approves a budget plan. >>> today, the white house is expected to pass a bill that would extend a pay freeze for federal workers for
:00, hurting or not, u.s. postal service, now we are learning about lavished plans that will be held here in the bay area and it is expected to draw hundreds of employees. thanks for joining us on ktvu channel 2 news, we are always here on www.ktvu.com and mobile www.ktvu.com. we'll see you the next time news breaks.
a food of snow -- foot of snow today. the central u.s. will be hit by winter storm q, they have winter storm warnings from kansas anarch saw and missouri yesterday shows no signs of it stopping either. it shows at least the reason for one death. >>> they have a new set of ice scrapers and flip-flops and snow shoes, is that arizona? winter storm caught the folks off guard as you can imagine dumping rain snow and hail, it closed down sporting events, school was postponed, they had snowball fights in arizona. amazing. >> i know. >> 5:41 is the time right now new information about that deadly explosion at kansas city restaurant, the surveillance video released and the reason firefighters were called to the restaurant before the blast. >>> plus a weekend brawl, bombing a -- prompting a discussion how to make one place safer and we will tell you how this is part of a bigger problem. >>> good morning, traffic on the sunole grade looks good and we will tell you more about the bay area weather and more on traffic coming up. [ male announcer ] are you a business traveler who can withstand the pe
will be held in u.s. cities. including washington d.c. and it is scheduled to get underway at 1:00 p.m. 35,000 people are expected to attend marches nationwide. >> pope benedict the xvi announced his retirement. >> ♪ this is the second to last prayer before he steps down. that only attracts a few thousand people. today, as can you see there, 150,000 people showed up. benedict will retire on february 28th. the vatican said they will try to choose a new pope sooner than expected so a pope will be in place by holy week. >> they are considering landmark legislation on immigration reform. >> they have a draft proposal from the white house and allow illegal immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years. >> there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a newly created is visa. and provide more security funding by the immigration status of the new hires. >> a woman is in the hospital after being hit by a muni bus. >> it happened yesterday afternoon at lake merced boulevard. and the person had serious injuries. the muni driver is undergoing standard drug and alcoh
. >>> the president of the u.s. chamber of commerce is urging congress to raise the federal gasoline tax to pay for rebuilding roads and bridges across the country. chamber of commerce president tom donahue made the suggestion at a house hearing on how to fund the construction of new roads and businesses. in his state of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound
twitters followers. they will be tweeting until 5:00. >>> a u.s. security firm is pointing a finger at china, saying china's military is responsible for massive cyber attacks. virginia issued a report saying it traced the attack to nondescript buildings outside of shanghai and over the years, the operation has stolen ter you are bites of information from -- terra bites of information. china is denying the allegations saying chinese law forbids activities that harm internet security. >>> a bail hearing is expected to resume tomorrow for south african track star, oscar pistorius. he appeared in court. prosecutors upgraded the charge against him to premeditated murder. they say that oscar pistorius shot his girlfriend, reeva steevkamp, after she shocked herself in a bathroom following a heated argument. but in a statement, he says he shot steevkamp by mistake, believing he was an intruder. he said he broke down the door and tried to revive her but she died in his arms. prosecutors say the story does not add up. the story came on the day that family and friends said goodbye to reeva ste
star making waves on the west coast. >>> u.s. stocks are down after minutes from the federal reserve suggest the central bank may have to slow or stop buying assets before seeing a pick up in hiring. the dow now down 98. the nasdaq down 41. and s&p is down as well. >>> two of the nation's big office supply stores, office depot and office max, have made it official. they announced this morning they are merging. it's an all-stock deal worth about $1.2 billion. analysts say the companies hope the move will help them compete against staples and other big box chains. >>> nba stars may have a little competition. take a look at the skills of this sea otter. 16-year-old eddie has become an expert at slam dunking. he's so good, zookeepers say he rarely misses. there's an important health reason. he suffers from arthritis. this way -- [no audio]
is competing for best documentary and he was threatened with deportation before being allowed into the u.s. he and his family were held for several hours before being released. his film is about five years of protests about lands being seized on the west bank. >> personal information could be at risk after thieves broke into the mercedes dealership at walnut creek. they stole thousands of personal files. they broke through two locked doors and a locked file cabinet. a phone message was sent to customers but some say the warning didn't come soon enough. >> it took them 13 days to notify us and that's too long. usually when someone steals personal information or a credit card or something they'll use it within hours. >> the company says they'll help affected customer with a free credit monitoring service, consultation with fraud experts and the placement of an initial fraud alert on credit files. >> time is 9:55. we want to get you out the door, after watching the morning news, of course. >> stay with us all morning. >> we're looking good and if you want to stay a few more minutes, i think you c
regulated industry, the cruise lines when it comes to u.s. regulations. >> reporter: in fact, if the ship sank property damage is limited to $100 per room and a death is limited to just $60,000. >> we're not compensated for trauma, emotional distress, the breach of the criminal. all of this type of stuff they have contracted away and said i will not be part of a class action suit. i will not go to trial. i will have it arbitrated. >> reporter: how does this play with visitors? >> i don't think there's a good enough deal for me to want to be on a cruise ship. >> i was already discouraged. so absolutely no. >> reporter: one woman was more forgiving. >> you hear a lot about it but it's not like every other cruise ship. >> reporter: in perspective complete fiascoes such as this are relatively rare. >> one of the trapped passengers made it home to northern california today. what surprised her when she finally made it back to dry land. >> students and teachers are mourning the death of a 14-year- old student who was hit and killed by a car yesterday afternoon. police say hasanti white was cross
for the u.s. national team, recently he has been playing in england. social media generally praised rogers for his courage in coming out. >>> president obama teed off with tiger woods today. the white house said the two got together at an exclusive golf club on florida's treasure coast. there is no media coverage of today's event. this is video from a previous outing. president obama is spending a long holiday weekend at resort while first lady michelle and their two daughter goes skiing. >>> libya celebrates two years since the end of the gaddafi regime and why the nation's new president says there is still more to be done and a promise he made to militants today. >>> a possible shift in power in syria, the key facilities being attacked by rebels that could give them an advantage against the government. . >>> i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john. >> plus a toddler slapped by a stranger on a plane. but it didn't stop there. we'll hear more from the boy's mother about this attack. . >>> celebrations in libya on this the second anniversary are you of the start of the uprising
taping and breaking problems were blamed on a faulty part. but investigators in japan and the u.s. say they're no close tore figuring out the reason for the battery issue. boeing is meeting to propose a temporary mix to problem with the light yum ion battery. >> meantime, united is removing all of it's 787s through early june. it could put dream liners back in service between tokyo and denver in late may but only if the cause of battery problems is found and fixed before that. >> time is 6:21. it's never happened before but it's about to. the two women that will soon make history with their fists. >> a victim ofs own proposal. addressing overcrowding on the ferry [ male announcer ] you think you know me. i'm just red carpets, big spectacles and the a-list. that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose, to the impromptu... to the completely unexpected. and you'll only have to think about a list... when you cross this, off your own. los angeles. endlessly entertaining. plan your getaway at discoverlosangeles.com >>> breakin
with deportation before being allowed in the u.s. he and his family were held for several hours before being released. it's about five years of protests against land seized by forces in the occupied west bank. >> time is 5:57. there's an injury crash to tell us about in san jose. >> it's a major intersection, east capital expressway. i want to put it on the map here. a bus apparently ran a red light according to reports and hit a dta bus. the car ran the light and hit the bus and now matt keller is on the way. let's move along and take a quickly. traffic here is off to a descent start. at 5:57 let's go back to the desk. >> coming up next in our 6:00 hour, it's happening on the peninsula. protests in san francisco, we have a live pictureth
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